Friday, 23 July 2010

Adam Haworth Stephens

The lead singer from Two Gallants, everyone's favourite alt-country-indie band, is going solo for a wee bit. His album We Live On Cliffs is out at the end of September on Saddle Creek, but in the meantime you can download a taster track (for FREE!) from his official website. Also, check out his MySpace for August tour dates and more info.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Darkness - Permission To Land (2003)

Fuck you, this album fucking owns. They were the first band I ever saw live, and Justin Hawkins rode around the arena on a giant white tiger. Fucking boss.

The Darkness - Permission To Land (2003)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Pretty Birds That Kill

I've only ever met one Alaskan. She was my friend Meghan's housemate and when she wasn't spending all day snowboarding or being ridiculously cool and unbelievably hot, she was also super nice. This garage electro band are pretty much like that (apart from the snowboarding bit, which I can neither confirm nor deny). They are currently touring the lower 48 states until October, so check out their MySpace to find a show near you!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


ANNE hail from Portland, Oregon, that amazingly creativly that has also produced Le Tigre and The Thermals, and also houses a number of American and British bands-in-exile such as Gossip and The Cribs. They blur the boundaries of shoegaze and new wave (shoe wave?!) and their recently released demo is freely available from the band. Also check out their MySpace for more info, and to see if they're hittin' up your hood in the near future.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Kepler - Fuck Fight Fail (2000)

Here endeth the Canadian lessons for now. Over the next couple of days expect a pair of artist request profiles - if you want to be profiled yourself, send me an e-mail! Anyways, Kepler were an Ontario-based band who played a genre called slowcore - think of bands like Low, Codeine and Akron/Family. Jeremy "Arcade Fire's drummer" Gara played guitars and keyboards on this record which is fucking A. Even if you've never heard of slowcore or any of the bands I have just so unceremoniously namedropped, but you have a vague interest in the Explosions In The Sky-brand of post-rock. Enjoy.

Kepler - Fuck Fight Fail (2000)

Friday, 16 July 2010

KC Accidental - Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub (1998)

The first KC Accidental album. This is a jazzier affair. Personally, I prefer the second one, but whatever. It's still good. Enjoy.

KC Accidental - Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub (1998)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

KC Accidental - Anthems For The Could've Bin Pills (2000)

As I approach the end of my seven-month stay in Canada, a trip which I have come to realise has been a bit of a mistake, I want to find some positives to say about a country which just annoys me. Don't get me wrong, it's a great place to visit (if you can afford the alcohol prices...) but living here was a major error. Anyways, I am going to post some Canadian bands I have been listening to since I moved here over the next couple of days, beginning with KC Accidental's second album. They broke up soon after this and formed a new band called Broken Social Scene, which is the only Canadian band most people outside of the worst-half of North America have heard of. Enjoy.

KC Accidental - Anthems For The Could've Bin Pills (2000)

Monday, 12 July 2010

Monday Mixtape #10

Another random collection of songs I'm listening to at the minute. Enjoy.

Monday Mixtape #10

  1. Nas & Damian Marley - As We Enter (2010)

  2. Lil Wayne - President (2007)

  3. Diplo - 200 (2009)

  4. RZA - Ode To O-Ren Ishii (2003)

  5. Benga - Zero M2 (2008)

  6. The Maccabees - Precious Time (2007)

  7. Beck - Bad Cartridge (E-Pro - Paza Rahm Remix) (2005)

  8. Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push (2006)

  9. Jamie T - Ike & Tina (2007)

  10. Fungi Girls - Pacifica Nostalgia (2009)

  11. Good Shoes - Wait (2007)

  12. Booka Shade - Body Language (Interpretation) (2006)

  13. The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton (1979)

  14. Idlewild - A Modern Way Of Letting Go (2002)

  15. Bill Withers - Use Me (2007)